TECHGEEK Weekly 36: The Hidden Truth

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More censorship is coming to the App Store, Kogan makes the $1 million bet, and we see the insides of the iPad 2. Oh, and we have gone Charlie Sheen-mad this week after the release of the Gregory Brothers’ “Winning” song.

Since Tom (and James, but he never shows up) is not here this week, we get Dave Barranquero – some random person that Chris and Stewart know – as a guest on this podcast to cover for Tom. As well, apparently now we are powered by “epic winning”.

So listen in with your hot cup of tea and don’t forget to subscribe! Show notes are below.

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The Top Stories

Censorship coming to Australian App Stores
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/03/09/censorship-coming-to-australian-app-stores/

Government to censor iTunes app store
http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/smartphone-apps/government-to-censor-itunes-app-store-20110309-1bng2.html

Kogan places $1 million bet against JB Hi-Fi
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/03/07/kogan-places-1-million-bet-against-jb-hi-fi/

JB HI-FI: THE HIDDEN TRUTH
http://www.kogan.com.au/blog/2011/mar/7/jb-hi-fi-hidden-truth/

Judge gives Wikileaks Twitter Records to US Government
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/03/12/judge-gives-wikileaks-twitter-records-to-us-government/

iPad 2 Wi-Fi Teardown
http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad-2-Wi-Fi-Teardown/5071/1

Woman gets $900 for spot in iPad 2 line
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20042285-71.html

In The Loop

iOS 4.3 breaks schedule, availablenow
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/03/10/ios-4-3-breaks-schedule-available-now/

iPhone 5 Design Images with Larger Edge-to-Edge Screen?
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/03/10/iphone-5-design-images-with-larger-screen/

iPads could replace paper charts in airline cockpits
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-31747_7-20040322-243.html

Stewart’s Briefs (1)

Mark Zuckerberg’s Puppy is His Newest Facebook Friend
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381628,00.asp

Pr0n stars to demo against .xxx
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/09/stars_demo_against_domains/

Mitsubishi Electric develops Elevator with Voice Recognition and Wheelchair user detection.
http://en.akihabaranews.com/87637/healthcare/mitsubishi-electric-develops-elevator-with-voice-recognition-and-wheelchair-user-detection

In Other News

Nokia pays Elop over $6 million to move from Microsoft
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/11/us-nokia-ceo-idUSTRE72A2L420110311

Microsoft Nokia: 5 year deal, royalties, billion dollar payments, not signed yet-Businessweek
http://www.liveside.net/2011/03/07/microsoft-nokia-5-year-deal-royalties-billion-dollar-payments-not-signed-yet-businessweek/

Anyone who visited GeoHot’s PS3 jailbreak website is now part of Sony lawsuit
http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/anyone-who-visited-geohots-ps3-jailbreak-website-is-now-part-of-sony-lawsuit/

Hacker discovers PS3 3.56 exploit, will not release
http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2011/03/07/hacker_discovers_ps3_3_56_exploit_will_not_release

Microsoft seeks to toss Apple ‘App Store’ brief, says font too small
http://www.geekwire.com/2011/microsoft-seeks-toss-apple-app-store-font-big

How Apple and Microsoft ended up arguing about font size
http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/03/10/how-apple-and-microsoft-ended-up-arguing-about-font-size/

Breaking: Zynga files for trademark on the word “Ville” in Europe
http://fusible.com/2011/03/breaking-zynga-files-for-trademark-on-the-word-ville-in-europe/

Twitter tells developers: No more Twitter Clients
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/03/12/twitter-tells-developers-no-more-twitter-clients/

Unconfirmed reports that Yahoo has sold Delicious for $5 Million+
http://thenextweb.com/industry/2011/03/11/unconfirmed-reports-that-delicious-has-been-sold-for-5-million/

Teewee is identical Twitter for iPhone… without the Quickbar
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2011/03/07/teewee-is-identical-twitter-for-iphone-without-the-quickbar/

Confirmed: Angry Birds To Launch On Facebook In May
http://thenextweb.com/eu/2011/03/08/confirmed-angry-birds-to-launch-on-facebook-in-may/

S.N.A.K. is a keyboard perfect for Facebook addicts
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/03/snak-is-a-keybo.php

Pwnage Playtime

PlayStation Plus Members get Cloud Game Saving in PS3 Firmware 3.60
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/03/10/playstation-plus-members-get-cloud-game-saving-in-ps3-firmware-3-60/

Sony NGP UK release date: 11 November?
http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/handhelds/sony-ngp-uk-release-date-11-november–935154

Xbox 360 Now Outselling Wii on 12-Month Basis
http://www.industrygamers.com/news/xbox-360-now-outselling-wii-on-12-month-basis/

Microsoft Hiring Engineers For Next Xbox
http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-hiring-engineers-for-next-xbox-2011-3

Stewart’s Briefs (2)

Honeycomb ported to HTC HD2 – no more WinMo for you!
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/03/07/honeycomb-ported-to-htc-hd2-no-more-winmo-for-you/

Google Chrome Gets Updates: New Interfaces, Faster Browsing
http://mashable.com/2011/03/08/chrome-update/

Charlie Sheen-censoring browser plug-in is here
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20040766-1.html

Charlie Sheen – Winning

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